MRH Recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Posted 7/13/23 (Thu)

Mobridge Regional Hospital Recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health

June 26, 2023- Mobridge Regional Hospital in Mobridge, SD was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for overall performance in the country.

The top 20 CAHs, including Mobridge Regional Hospital, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for overall performance. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.

The top 20 CAHs have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2023 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

“I am so proud of the phenomenal team that we have working at MRH&C that helped our hospital achieve this designation!  They are a living testament to our core values of Integrity, Compassion, Collaboration and Excellence and key to our organization’s overarching success. They really are top notch and second to none!” said John J. Ayoub, CEO of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. “We strive every day to achieve excellence for the betterment of our organization and continued support to our patients and community. Our results as a top critical access hospital means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future. This external validation is rewarding and shows that our continuous improvement efforts are paying off as we push toward fulfilling our vision of becoming one of America’s finest rural healthcare providers.”

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics (MRH&C) is an award-winning rural health organization headquartered in Mobridge, South Dakota.  Comprised of a 25-bed critical access hospital, four federally certified rural health clinics, a 24-bed assisted living and senior housing center, and a rural ambulance service, MRH&C serves a five-county area with a population of over 20,000.  MRH&C employs over 215 dedicated professionals and has trauma designations in both North and South Dakota.

Mobridge Regional Hospital was established in 1959 by community leaders dedicated to providing the finest possible care to Walworth County and the surrounding region. Today, Mobridge Regional Hospital offers medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care/coronary care, emergency room, and swing bed services.  They also offer a full CLIA certified laboratory and state of the art radiology department with services ranging from 3D mammography, 40 slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and full body bone density testing. Mobridge Regional Hospital has a fully equipped cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation center and a broad range of inpatient, outpatient and surgical services. Some of these services include sleep studies, home health services, same day surgery, community health services, telemedicine with various community education programs and visiting specialists.

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics

1401 10th Ave. West

Mobridge, SD 57601

(605) 845-3692

About NRHA

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About Chartis

Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. Work is facilitated across the health care continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. Teams convened bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. For more information, visit